At Solemn Oath we have always prided ourselves on versatility and ongoing innovation in the beers we present to you. Over the last few years as we’ve grown nearly 200% in capacity we have battled with ourselves to keep kicking out what we feel is a proper variety of beer options. This is no more.

As a growing brewery with finite tank space and orders to fill we found ourselves driving deep with what has become our core. Lü, our award-winning beer {Kolsch} and a rocket ship here in Chicagoland by all commercial standards, began to edge itself into more and more tanks. The continued development of our IPA, Snaggletooth Bandana, combined with other beers that have continued to grow have left us both proud and wanting more. We have responded these last few months by investing in more tanks, more people, and more equipment, and we intend to keep in line our ability to make world-class beers at a rate and intensity that matches our passion for what we do.

It takes time to make steel tanks and it takes time to evolve as a team. We’re proud of everything we’ve accomplished, and the people that helped us get here, and we are proud of the cool shit we have in store for you in the near future. So we ask that you please stay tuned, and try to keep up.

We are kicking off 2018 a little early this year. Here is our plan for the coming weeks.


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Call It What You Want

Double Dry-Hopped IPA
7.3% ABV
Dry-hopped in a way that would give purist traditional brewers a heart attack, this properly-hazed tropical and citrus behemoth forges the perceptually fruit-forward beer you’re seeking with the low bitterness changing palates across The Thirteen Colonies. Motueka, Citra, and Centennial. Mojito lime, grapefruit, and a pinch of pine. Yes.
Draft & 16oz. Cans
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Wonderful & Strange

Double Dry-Hopped IPA
6.3% ABV
So what Jefferson was saying was ‘Hey! You know, we left this England place because it was bogus. So if we don’t get some cool rules ourselves, pronto, we’ll just be bogus too.’ Yeah? With a dankness rivaling San Diego county in the 1980s and a haze as hazy as your justification for that Spring Break ’03 tattoo. Mosaic funk with that totally citrus Mandarina Bavaria orange and tangerine kicker. Dude.
Draft & 16oz. Cans
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Two Year Bourbon Barrel-Aged Telegraph

Scotch Ale Aged 24mos. in Bourbon Barrels
9.5% ABV
Named for the ship our hometown founder Joseph Naper captained on his way into Chicagoland, this beer is rich, chewy, and complex with nods to caramel, dried fruit, a full body, and fairly prominent alcohol warmth. Vanilla, oak, and enough complexity to cause confusion in our VP Eric Hobbs’ word choice to describe it. Two years people, in your world we brewed this like three long-term relationships ago.
Draft Only and Limited


Belgian-Style Black Ale
4.8% ABV
It’s that time of year again, when Grandpa tells you the story about getting seperated from his squad in the Ardennes while hunting down the last of the Wehrmacht. It was cold, he found a barn to spend the night it. There was the largest horse he had ever seen inside. The next morning he saw a little girl poke her head into the barn. He motioned to the horse and she quizzically said, “Trekpaard?” This winter, don’t let this the low ABV fool you, this beer is large in flavor and stature. Black like your PepPep’s giant draft horse, with enough character to keep you warm through the night.
Draft & Growler Only and Limited

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Collaboration with Night Shift Brewing
West Coast Imperial India Pale Lager
10% ABV
This sunshine-colored hybrid was brewed in collaboration with our Everett, Mass. based homies at Night Shift Brewing. We believe it is inscribed in stone somewhere that nothing quite says East Coast meets Midwest like a West Coast Imperial IPL. Juicy and floral on the hop front and as dry as you think your sense of humor is. This creation was dreamt up by Night Shift head brewer Joe Mashburn and SOB production manager David Kerns who, with an ABV this high, clearly want you to have a good time.
Draft & 16oz. Cans
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The Most Important Day of Beverage

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Most Important Beverage of the Day

Coffee Milk Stout Ale with Sweet Orange Peel
7.2% ABV
Duplicitous aroma of rich, roasty chocolate and coffee counterbalanced by citric, orange brightness. Full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel with fluffy cocoa alongside roast and citrus coffee notes. Brewed with Intelligentsia Coffee.
Draft & 22oz. Bottle
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Beverage of Champions

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Milk Stout
with Sweet Orange Peel
8.2% ABV
Coconut, caramel, and vanilla pushing through a viscous roasted chocolate membrane. We’ve said it before, but we design this beer not only to smell and taste wonderful, but to feel amazing on your palate while and after you drink it. Non-fermentable lactose, dark malt flavors, and bright overtones make this beer well worth the wait. Brewed with Intelligentsia Coffee.
Draft & 22oz. Bottle
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Beverage of Champions Rock and Rye

Rye Barrel-Aged Coffee Milk Stout
with Sweet Orange Peel, Cherry, and Vanilla
8.2% ABV
Meet the newest member of the Most Important Day of Beverage family. Saddle up for a dose of old stymie frontier medicine with Rock and Rye, a nod to the long ago ways barbers, surgeons, and bartenders had to offer a bit of relief.
Draft & Limited 22oz. Bottle
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Thank you for your attention. More to come.

Sometimes at the brewery we listen to rock and sometimes we listen to rap. On occasion you might hear some jazz, pop, or a splash of early punk. The important thing to realize is that we’re always lively. Always accomplishing something. Always planning for what we hope will not be your favorite new thing, or the brewery’s favorite new thing, but our favorite thing together. Never complacent and always adapting. Changing the world, probably.